Anne Harding is the Owner of Forum Community Relations, a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Since 2005, Anne has worked with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives.
Anne’s ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and transform ideas into action, has resulted in positive organizational and social change. Anne has a unique blend of knowledge, skills, and lived experience as a settler working in the space of Indigenous inclusion and engagement. This unique background makes Anne a sought after trainer, facilitator, and speaker for organizations and individuals seeking to better understand what reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion mean for them.
Anne has a Master of Arts in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and is an IAP2 Certified Public Participation Practitioner (CP3). She is also the winner of IAP2 Canada’s 2015 P2 for the Greater Good Core Values Award for a pro-bono community engagement project she led in her home community while on maternity leave. Anne is a Past-President of IAP2 Canada and volunteers as an IAP2 Core Values Award judge.